Photo book

Phenomena

Phenomena – Limited Edition Box Set by Antigone Kourakou (photo 1)

Limited Edition Box Set by Antigone Kourakou


Photo book : Phenomena – Limited Edition Box Set by Antigone Kourakou.
A selection of twelve photographs, 2010-2018.
Box Size: 45 x 31.7 x 3.1 cm • Paper Size: 43 X 30.5 cm • Image Size: 39 X 26.5 cm
Info: Antigone Kourakou

 


The twelve photographs in Antigone Kourakou’s Phenomena series, reminds us of the inexhaustible capacity photography has to transmute reality. They discretely lead us to the threshold of a quite unanticipated, silent introspection. By stirring up deep-rooted images and moments, Kourakou’s photography prompts to imagine. The elliptical description of situations and persons, define moments whose completion requires our contribution. We need to restore perspective, to compose faces from lines and shapes, so as to, ultimately, discover the associative relationships that articulate the photographer’s personal style.

Phenomena – Limited Edition Box Set by Antigone Kourakou (photo 2)

Kourakou directs by minimally drawing from reality – faces, gestures, branches, leaves, thick shadows – and recomposes an enigmatic world. Looking at her photographs, we come to realize that what lies at the core of her work is not so much the reality she encounters, but the shaping of a balance between reality and fantasy, a balance which is always in keeping with the dynamic composition of her frames.

Costis Antoniadis
(Emeritus Professor of Photography, UniWA)

Info: Antigone Kourakou

Antigone Kourakou
She was born in November 1979. She lives and works in Athens as an art conservator-restorer. At the same time, she is professionally occupied in making mosaics and she has participated in international exhibitions and events (12th International AIMC 2010, 1st International Festival of Contemporary Mosaics, Ravenna, Italy 2011). Her relationship with photography starts in 1998, while still studying art conservation. This experience motivates her to engage further in the medium, both on a theoretical and on a technical level, and reinforces her love of it. She begins systematic work on photography in 2010, by which time it serves as a means of seeking and expressing a personal aesthetic sense.
Her work has been exhibited in Greece and abroad (Athens Photo Festival - Greece 2018, Festival La Quatrieme Image - France 2017, Med Photo Fest - Italy 2017 ) and published in international magazines, catalogues and online publications.